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Low Progesterone and slightly elevated cortisol

Hi there - I'm 35 and will be 36 in August of this year. Back in March 2014, I began suffering from insomnia and this went on for about 3 weeks. After

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Gut health and hormone balance

Hi Wray, I'm battling E dominance and have been for a long time. I've committed to 400 mg of Progesyerone just this week. I will do this continuesly for

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Uncertain

Hello, I am 32 years old. My problems started about a little over a year ago, although looking back, it's probably been much longer. I first started menstruating

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concerns with natural progesterone

Hi Wray, I have written a few times with concerns with natural progesterone. I have been taking 150mg daily. No break. of natural progesterone cream since

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Can I take too much natpro cream?

Hi, I recently wrote the story 'worst PMS ever!' And got helpful replies. My symptoms were very severe so I started on a high dose. Half a teaspoon in

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Arctium lappa L (burdock root extract) affect on women? (ingredient in progesteron cream)

I use Natpro (about 400mg per day). I am in menopause and that dose helps minimize my hot flushes. I ran out of Natpro (and Natpro was out of stock) so

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Question about Progesterone for men

My Doctor has suggested I take Progesterone cream to go along with my topical testosterone replacement therapy. Reading about it on your site, I'm scratching

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Vitamin D and estrogen

Whenever I take vitamin D 2500 ius or more I get estrogen dominant symptoms (breast swollen and tender, water retention). Usually in an oil based capsule.

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Vitamin D and estrogen

Whenever I take vitamin D 2500 ius or more I get estrogen dominant symptoms (breast swollen and tender, water retention). I was wondering if anyone else

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Does progesterone convert into cortisol?

Hello Wray and everybody on this website; me and my husband have a question about progesterone and cortisol interaction/conversion. I have a rare illness

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Dosage NatPro

Hi, I've been using NatPro on and off for the last year or so. Not using it consistently is a big reminder of how much it helps me when I am using it.

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Does taking progesterone days before ovulation stop it?

Hello. A holistic pharmacist gave me .5 ml of progesterone cream to use days 14-28 of cycle. I am trying to get pregnant. I did ovulation predictors

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hemorrhage and emergency surgery

Hi Wray, I love your hard work and passion to help others. Your site is incredibly informative. I have a question. I am 43 and miscarried at 10 weeks

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Wray, I just smiled when I heard this.

Hello Wray! I have been listening to the Gut Summit for the last week and was listening to J.J. Virgin and her interview starts out with telling the story

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53/Menopause/Dryness/Lichen Sclerosus...I'm a mess!

I just turned 53. My last cycle was March 2014. I discovered I have Lichen Sclerosus in August 2014 (so far, only the perineum and backside are involved

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Is it Hypothalamus/Pituitary/Adrenal Axis that confuses the estrogen metabolism

My high estrogen was addressed with small homeopathic dose of progesterone which immediately converted to estrogen and caused severe arthritic joint

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Heavy heavy periods

I am 33 years old and I have been under a lot of stress the past few years with a very messy divorce. I believe the chronic stress lowered my progesterone

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Heavy heavy periods

I am 33 years old and I have been under a lot of stress the past few years with a very messy divorce. I believe the chronic stress lowered my progesterone

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Consistently Exhausted 30 year old Male

Hi - I'm 30 and suffer from exhaustion on a regular basis. My wife is taking progesterone (NatPro) for her estrogen dominance. I'm the researcher of

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I thought Progesterone cream helped regulate irregular periods????

I am 45 and have been dealing with mensing every 10 to 15 days and never ovulate since my body does not have enough progesterone. I was tested and said

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Please Help! I can't take it anymore

Hi I have been using natpro for the last six years and a few years prior stopped taking birth control after 11 years. I have been using a dose of

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pcos and weight gain

Hello- I am hoping you can help my daughter who was diagnosed with pcos at the age of 15. In a nutshell: Age 13 : 117 pounds, 5'7, lean and the picture

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Confusing Results

Hi there, Without going into too much detail... I am 25 years old. I have struggled with anxiety for the last 7 years or so. I had many other symptoms,

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Reading Test Results

Dear Wray I am hoping that you can help me understand my blood spot test results. I did this new blood spot test with ZRT labs (it is different than

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Low estrodiol level

I just got my saliva test results back and it says that I am low in estradiol and my progesterone is in range. Estradiol (Saliva) 0.6 pg/mL 0.5-1.7

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looking for a little reassurance

Hi Wray, I have searched your website almost non-stop looking for the answers to my various questions, most of which I found. Thank you for all your

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Wray, need your help understanding this

Hi Wray, I read this response from someone in the health industry who seems to think progesterone or more specifically long-term progesterone use even

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No progesterone one year on after taking RU486

Hi Wray, I was wondering if you could advise me on a dosage system to use as I feel I have a fairly different case in that I don’t entirely fit into peri

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Started the cream on the wrong day; period no coming; what should I do?

Hello, I received my cream 2 or 3 day before my period begins; I just wanted to try it so I did; the result is that my period didn't come. I guess I

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How much cm of Natpro is equal to 400 mg of Natpro

Sorry, I do not understand your explanations regarding the measures to be used. I need to use 400 mg of Natpro daily, but I do not know how much centimeters

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Progesterone Dose for Estrogen Dominant Weight Gain  
I am 59, menopause began 10 years ago. My only problem is the 70 lbs. increase and HUGE breasts that have continued over the years. Finally found …

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I posted a question and I desperatly need some help kind regards Julia

Progesterone causes shortness of breath 
Hi Wray , my name is Herman. my blood tests are low estrogen and high progesterone. Progesterone is at 3, while the reference range is under 1. …

Desperate, Need Help! 
Hi Wray, This is going to be a pretty long post, so please hang in there - all of this is important information. I'm a relatively relatively 18 …

Coming off birth control pills 
My name is Theresa and I am glad I found this website. Last February I decided to come off birth control. Almost immediately I suffered hair loss - Major …

39 Year Old, Childless, Estrogen Dominant Fights Back w/ Progesterone Cream 
It would take forever & a day to write about what has happened with me. So, i'll just start with in 2009, I had 27 fibroids removed. Since that time, my …

Lisa- Hair Loss 
Hi, I have been using 160-200mgs of progesterone for about a year. It has helped with PMS and irritability. I recently had a saliva test and my estrogen …

Warning: get your hormone levels checked first 
Hi there I have been using emerita progest natural progesterone cream for 6 months due to painful periods and bad pms, I am 36. I have just had a saliva …

An early cycle or Pregnancy after Miscarriage? 
Hello Wray I was wondering if you can advise me on my progesterone use. You have been so helpful in a past inquiry. I miscarried 5-27-12. I got my 1st …

How to Know If you are Someone that Should Take Progesterone Cream for only 14 days before cycle starts or continuously? 
Hi Wray. You and I have chatted before. I started on progesterone cream late last year and felt marvelous. Only 1 issue that has driven me nuts. Weight …

Switching brands 
I want to switch to using Natpro, but I have a few questions. I'm now using Progesterall and I use 300mg/day. What should I expect from switching brands? …

Just Had my Levels done And they are too high now? 
Hello, I had Estriol/Estradiol/progesterone/testosterone/dhea blood test done by a medical doctor which showed they were very low (out of range low). …

13 years old and imbalanced hormones 
My daughter that is 13 started with a terrible rash at the beginning of school. We went crazy trying to figure out what she was allergic to. The rashes …

Thyroid, Cholesterol, and diabetes issue 
I Wray, I'm really impressed with website and have ordered NATPRO. Presently, I'm on NHRT and have been since 8-2010. Prior to this I was on NHRT …

Child with PCOS symptoms...like me (her mother) 
Hi Wray: I've been reading your site all day, as I have fought with hormonal imbalance since my early childhood, even before my menstruation ever started; …

Do orgasms cause estrogen dominance? 
Since this is a new topic, I'd thought I'd start a new page. This is my second month on progesterone cream (Progesterall) and I use 300 mg/day every …

Having really bad vertigo and late with period! 
Hi Wray, I could use some advice. I'm a week late and going to take a home pregnancy test tomorrow morning. I have been taking a prescription Bio-Identical …

Anxiety & Depression for 22 years 
I had a saliva test done and my levels were: Estradiol-less than 1.00, Progesterone- 16.24, DHEA-25.66, Cortisol Morning-10.22, Cortisol Noon- 3.23, Cortisol …

Anxiety & Depression for 22 years 
I had miscarried my sixth child at the age of 30 and experienced a very long period of depression. My MD at the time didn't diagnose me for many months, …

NatPro problem 
I have been using NatPro along with a paleo-type diet and herbal supplements to treat lyme symptoms. I have good energy and most of my pain and anxiety …

Cycles are every two weeks since starting Progesterone 
Hello Wray, I've been reading your site and posts for some time and am finally wanting to write to hopefully get some encouragement. I have been struggling …

23 Year old with constipation, no period, anxiety, binge eating 
Hello, This is my first time blogging and I hope someone can read and help me save my life. About 5 years ago I was on Ortho-tricyclen for about …

Just Plain Confused 
I am so confused. I started using progesterone about 4 months ago. I have only been using 40mg. per day up until recently. I was using the cream for the …

Bio-identical hormones 
Went into menopause in 2009. Had my last period June 2009. Had had some cold symptoms, eye allergy symptoms, head allergy symptoms previous to that in …

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Despearate: Energy but now incredible FATIGUED & dry eyes after continued use of natural progesterone 
Hi I am seeking as to weird phenomena I'm getting with taking natural progesterone. I'm 41, (last year saliva tests showed i'm not perimenopausal). …

Progesterone cream and spironolactone 
Hi Wray I would really appreciate some advice. I have been taking a low dose of spironolactone for acne for the past year. I have had problems since …

33 years old with endomentriosis and a history of DVT - would like to have a baby 
Hi Wray, I'm looking for some guidance around endometriosis and pregnancy. I am 33 years old. My partner and I are thinking seriously about starting …

Spotting and Cramping and Period is late 
I started using Natpro about two weeks ago to help with my symptoms of low progesterone. I had a miscarriage at about 11 weeks along in the beginning …

Low estrogen, hair thining & male pattern hair loss? 
Hi Wray, your site has been a tremendous help to me for some time now. I have been using Natpro for about a year and feeling very well, almost like I'm …

Progesterone has helped me so much 
Just wanted to let you know I've been using Natpro for about 4 months with a break in the middle b/c you were out of stock. I have severe endo and have …

Loss of hair 
Dear Wray, I am a 47 year old woman in peri-menopause still getting regular periods. I never took hormonal birth control and try to eat organic foods. …

Endometriosis hysterectomy at age 20 
I had a full hysterectomy at age 20 due to Endometriosis and have been on HRT now for 33 yrs. I had been on Permarin til I found out its source & asked …

Not yet thru my first 21 days of cream and am suddenly very angry 
I am 43 years old and have noticed changes in my energy, anxiety, insomnia, etc. for the past five years. I did not have a good idea of what good nutrition …

endo+pcos  
Hi Wray, I have endometriosis and pcos and trying to get pregnant. I never had pain during my periods but my ovulations hurt really bad. I also have bleeding …

Taurine and GABA together for anxiety? 
Hi Wray, it's Annette, would you recommend taurine and GABA together for anxiety? Since I've been taking high doses of the progesterone I have nervousness. …

hormone imbalance, no ovulation and many questions! 
Hi Wray, I have read through your entire website and found it fascinating, but I wondered if you might be able to give me some advice please and answer …

Looking for some reassurance 
Hi Wray, thank you very much for your great site - so much infomation. I am 45 and I have been using 200mg Natpro per day (2 x 1/2 teaspoon) for 4 …

Can you help me interpret these test results? 
I've been reading through some of your recent posts and it seems as though I have some symptoms similar to many others. I'm a 27 year old female and have …

Progesterone Therapy Question 
Hi Wray, this is my second month using progesterone. I'm 37 years old with PCOS and adrenal fatigue. I suffer from irregular periods and what seems like …

Help me Wray 
Hi Wray, I'm 39 and was on the birth control on and off for 15 years. I have had 3 girls my last being 3 months premature. I felt horrible after I had …

Dosing question continued 
I just wrote a question about dosing, and did some more research but I still have questions. I see that you can use teaspoons to measure, but this …

How to dose properly? 
I just received my Natpro in the mail but I have no idea how to properly measure out the dose. Apparently I should take 200 ml. I don't have anything …

Post Menopausal Simple Endometrial Hyperplasia 
Can anyone enlighten me? About a year ago I had some post menopausal spotting, went to GYN and had every test imginable ran... diagnosis simple non atypia …

Feel like I'm losing it??!! and fat 
Three years ago I had my tubes tied and this year I have had problems with my heart skipping beats, acne, raynauds disease and joint pain. I also had …

SCAD heart attack 
I just got out of the hospital for a heart attack. They told me I have something called SCAD or spontainious coronary artery disection. It is casued they …

Would NatPro be the answer for my problems? 
Wray, I am hoping that you can offer me some advice as to whether or not you believe your NatPro would work in my situation. My cycles have always been …

PMS 
I started using progesterone this month. I just finished my 14 days before my period. I used about 160 mg a day. I am 39 with 4 kids. I have all the …

Dr. Mercola article 
Hi Wray, I wrote to you earlier and you replied with advice. I thank you. While I was waiting for your reply,I found this article by Dr. Mercola. It …

Losing 0.5kg a day taking 600mg progesterone 
Hi please can anyone help me. I was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia back in october 2010. I had my second D&C on the 26th Jan 2011 at which time …

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35 and full hysterectomy/loss libido 
Hi Wray. Well at 33, after my last child I had to have a hysterectomy due to placenta increta, kept my ovaries, only to end up losing them later. Super …

Measure 
I am just beginning using the cream, but I have a silly question. I am not sure how to measure the correct amount. Could someone please tell me how …

Progesterone, Pregnancy, and Hormonal Balance 
I am 25 years old. I now have a daughter who is 10.5 months old. Her being here may very well be accredited to the fact that I took a natural progesterone …

Thank-you 
I just want to extend a thank-you for your thinking outside the box so to speak in recommending more progesterone cream than the average 30 to 50 or so …

Can anyone help me because I feel I'm going crazy 
Hi everyone, perhaps one of you can help me because I feel bad, I feel that the doctors aren't really helping (because perhaps they don't know how to) …

Can you please tell me what dosage I need? 
Hello, I had endometriosis on my ovaries many years ago with surgery to remove the cysts. I then went on bcps for 9 years and have now decided to come …

Getting off compounded hormones 
Hi Wray, I have been taking compounded hormones for about 8 years. I am now 56 and post menopausal. I had the worst peri-m and menopause ever! I have …

Progesterone receptor positive breast cancer 
I am 49 yrs old and have been using NatPro for about 2 years. It has really helped to alleviate my perimenopausal symptoms (hot flashes, palpitations, …

Cortisone and Progesterone 
I was reading some papers that talked about how having a Cortisone shot can prevent progesterone from binding to the osteoblast site. My question is: …

Progesterone 
Hi everyone, I am from N.Z and have just recieved my bioidentical progesterone cream in the mail a week after ordering it. I think this is excellent service. …

LOW THYROID, PITUITARY TUMOR and PROGESTERONE 
Hi Wray, I love your website and come here at least twice a week. My story is long, I have been having one thing or another going on since I was in my …

Using progesterone cream now but want to change to Natpro 
I wanted to know if the usp progesterone cream in Natpro means it is micronized? - I have not seen that word used - thanks.

Help, should I increase progesterone? 
Can you help? For the last 3 months I have been using progesterone cream from a company in Australia, with some success. But have been living lately in …

Is Tryptophan safe for pregnancy? 
Hi Wray, you replied to my recent blog, "Can I take progesterone during pregnancy?" and recommended Tryptophan (along with Natpro) for my 1st trimester …

3 years of Peri-menopause and 32 years of Ankylosing Spondolytis 
I have had hot flashes and periods that come every 4-6 months, the flashes had been so "mean" every 18-30 minutes,and sweating every time I have one. And …

An IUD was not my answer 
I'm a 39 year old female from Australia and firstly thankyou for this site - I've been fumbling around looking for answers to my health concerns for years …

Fibroid and polyps removed 
I am 37 years old and recently have the fibroid and polyps removed. A week after the surgery, the doctor put me on Northisterone 5mg twice a day for 2 …

Progesterone problems 
I'm 44 years old and I've been taking progesterone for two years. This began because of bad PMS. The first doc I had was very aggressive with meds started …

Using Natpro with no break 
Wray, I am the one who a couple of months ago wrote the post entitled 'Help'. I wanted to let you know that Natpro has helped me so much! From the …

Dim and anger 
I just took some dim today and I feel extremely angry... it's really weird... and I look really bloated today. Can this happen? What is this from? …

Severe anxiety manopause 
Nothing has helped. Antidepressants, or any of the things usually tried. My thyroid is low I take Synthroid, I take something to help me sleep. But …

Fibromyalgia 
I have had Fibro for about 7 years and for the last 5 years I have had hotflashes that will not quit. Gyno says I am post menopausal. I am also on Fentanyl …

Irregular periods 
I started using the cream about six weeks ago. I'm 45 and always suffered from irregular periods, but this time there's only been 15 days in between, this …

Progesterone or desiccated thyroid? 
I have been using DHEA, PREGNENOLONE, PROG in a troache for about 3 months with absolutely no improvement at all. My hair is getting thinner by the day …

dim 
I've been taking dim the last few days and have noticed the brain fog is better and I don't look as bloated. My hair has been getting really greasy though …

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Desperate for answers 
I have been using Progesterone cream for a couple of years now, it never really helped with hot flashes but I wasn't having cycles and I felt better using …

Had a total hysterectomy at 45 then downhill from there 
After my hysterectomy, I went on Premarin... then the "big news scare" and was told to stop taking it... then a bitch was born... so I tried bio identical …

Menopause - Why me? 
I started having night sweats a year ago. I am a 55 year old female who had a partial hysterectomy over 20 years ago. Uterus was removed, ovaries were …

Very low oestrogen and low progesterone at 32! 
I had a saliva test in November last year with the following results: Progesterone: 149.6pg/ml Oestradiol: 1.7pg/ml These were taken on day 21 of …

DIM 
Hello Wray, I have a question... I would like to know the safety and effectiveness of Dim to help get rid of excess estrogen? And also since it is made …

35 weeks pregnant 
I've been using Natpro for the last 2 years. Last year in August I fell pregnant, but since I'd moved to Australia. From reading titbits here and there …

Natpro and the Soya Bean 
Hi Wray, I Just wanted to confirm that Natpro is safe to use with regard to the bio-identical progesterone being derived from soya bean. Dr Mercola states …

Questions about prescription drugs and Progesterone 
I am 54 years old, I suffer from M.E. My periods have been erratic for a few years- farther apart - sometimes very light but I am experiencing depression …

Has Progesterone ever reversed peri-menopause? 
Hi Wray, I am 3 weeks into my first tube of Natpro and sleeping like a baby! (finally) and no more nasty hot flashes. I have not had a period in over a …

Bioidentical hormone eased my symptoms 
I started using bioidentical progesterone but it seems that I always easily bruised. Is it the side effect of the progesterone? Another concern is …

Taking out Mirena IUD due to hairloss 
I have PCOS and have had the Mirena IUD in since March 2009. I have been very sensitive to the progestin in it causing me to have extreme mood swings, …

How do I come off my birth control slowly 
Hello Wray, you answered my question, if I could take progesterone cream with LoEstrin birth control pills. You said I should get off of the BC pills slowly. …

Can I take Progesterone with Loestrin 24Fe 
I am on a low dose bith control pill, the loestrin 24 Fe and was wondering if I could take the progesterone with it. I am 48 yrs old. I went off the pill …

Hypothyroidism do I need progesterone? 
I just did the questionaire and I got 72. I also didn't select things because they don't happen ALL the time. So I have been diagnosed for 6 years with …

Questions.... Need help!! 
Hi, I'm 40 years old and believe I've been in perimenopause for several years. I've just recently become aware of progesterone cream thanks to my very …

Help 
Hi Wray, I'm menopausal for 6 years now and its changed my whole life. I've been too scard to try anything but at the same time cant go on this way. Ive …

EVE if you read this I need to chat. 
This is for Eve. We chatted awhile back and I just wanted to chat again so if you read this can you respond. My name is Annette and I had to take higher …

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